Florida Memorial University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Sunshine Arch in Miami Gardens, Florida,
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Florida Memorial University Admissions Overview:

As part of the application process, students interested in Florida Memorial University will need to submit an application, transcripts, and a personal essay. SAT and ACT scores are optional. The school's 25% acceptance rate is more a reflection of the applicant pool than the school's selectivity. Students with a "B" average in high school should have little difficulty being admitted if they have completed a college preparatory curriculum in high school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Florida Memorial University Description:

Located in Miami Gardens, Florida, Florida Memorial University is a four-year, private Baptist university and the only historically Black college in Southern Florida. St. Thomas University is just a few blocks away. Florida Memorial supports about 1,700 students with a student / faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The university offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and 4 master’s programs across the School of Business, School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Freshman Studies. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom, and Florida Memorial has a host of student clubs and organizations including the Comedy Club, Sapphire and Ice Dancers, and Aviation Club. FMU also has an active Greek Life on campus, and basketball as an intramural sport. Florida Memorial competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference with sports that include men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,339 (1,280 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $15,536
  • Books: $2,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,734
  • Other Expenses: $3,800
  • Total Cost: $28,370

Florida Memorial University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,482
    • Loans: $7,540

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Florida Memorial University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.fmuniv.edu/about/our-mission/

"The mission of Florida Memorial University is to instill in our students the values of leadership, character, and service to enhance their lives and the lives of others on our campus, in our community, and in the world through a transformational, liberal arts education."

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